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WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.

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Title
WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.
Additional title: [Members of the Women's Army Corps identifying incorrectly addressed mail for soldiers, Post Locator Department, Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, November 30, 1943.]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
United States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Date Created: 1943-11
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Post offices
African American women
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
Camp Breckinridge (Ky.)
Letter mail handling
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original negative #: 5SC-2325-43-371-PR439; Caption on back: "Thousands of letters and parcels, incorrectly addressed, never would reach the soldiers for whom they were intended if it were not for the job these WACs are doing in the postoffice at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. These 'detectives' of the Post Locator Department deal with incomplete addresses, wrong spelling, poor handwriting and whatever else interferes with speedy delivery of soldiers' mail. / Pfc. Ruby O'Brien, 1312 Ashby-av., Berkley, Cal., nearest camera, has uncovered a clue in her files which will send another letter to its owner. / Pfc. O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. O'Brien, 1630 Port-st., Beumont, Tex., is a graduate of Charlton High School in Beumont and attended Tillotson College in Austin, Tex. She was employed at Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Cal., before enlisting for military service. / After joining the Women's Army Corps, Pfc. O'Brien was selected for six weeks' special training at WAC Administrative School at Fort Des Moines, Ia. / At work at the adjoining desk is Pvt. Millie Holloway, 324 Pocahontas-st., Louisville, Ky."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 94932220-c645-012f-8446-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa14-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa14-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa14-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.